Richmond-San Rafael Forward

Richmond-San Rafael (RSR) Forward implements a suite of strategies to address congestion and improve options for traveling in the RSR Bridge corridor.

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Changes are afoot on the Richmond-San Rafael (RSR) Bridge. Improvements include infrastructure changes and programs to support crossing the bridge by bicycle.

RSR Open Road Tolling and I-580 Westbound HOV Lane

The RSR open road tolling and I-580 westbound HOV lane provide safety and operational improvements on westbound I-580 approaching the RSR Bridge by:

  • Converting one of the three existing general-purpose lanes to a high-occupancy vehicle (HOV) lane, beginning at the I-580 / Regatta Avenue Interchange
  • Replacing the existing tolling structure with overhead toll gantries east of the existing toll booths

Staff Contact

Ingrid Supit, Project Manager
Email: isupit@bayareametro.gov

Richmond-San Rafael E-Bike Commute Program

MTC’s Richmond-San Rafael Bridge E-Bike Commute Program promotes the use of electric bicycles (e-bikes) for commuting across the RSR Bridge bicycle/pedestrian path.

E-bikes offer many benefits that make bicycle commutes possible. For example, e-bikes can help riders go farther with less effort, even up hills and in windy conditions. Bike riders also save money on tolls, gas and parking.

Through this program, MTC will provide discounts on e-bike purchases to residents living and working in Richmond, San Rafael and other nearby communities where bike commutes across the RSR Bridge are viable. The program will also offer incentives to riders for bike commute trips using the RSR Bridge path.

RSR E-Bike Program Staff Contact

Michelle Go, Program Manager
Phone: (415) 778-6649
Email: mgo@bayareametro.gov

RSR Rides

RSR Rides supports local community organizations and bicycle retailers who lead group bike and e-bike rides on the RSR Bridge during peak periods.

All rides begin from within a quarter mile of a high-frequency transit stop (such as a BART station). Rides include bike education and safety, and offer opportunities to try riding e-bikes.

Please note:

Due to health and safety measures around COVID-19, the 2021 RSR Rides program has been postponed until it is safe to enjoy group rides again.

RSR Rides Staff Contact

Nicola Szibbo, Program Manager
Phone: (415) 778-6720
Email: nszibbo@bayareametro.gov

Partnership

RSR Rides Partners include:

  • Bike East Bay
  • Marin County Bicycle Coalition (MCBC)
  • Mike’s Bikes
  • The New Wheel
  • The Pedaler Bike Shop
  • Rich City Rides